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From Mouthpiece

Postby Pego » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:55 am

[m] b i t s . n . b o b s
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Easy Steps to Gooder Grammar

1. Don't abbrev.

2. Check to see if you any words out.

3. Be carefully to use adjectives and adverbs correct.

4. About sentence fragments.

5. When dangling, don't use participles.

6. Don't use no double negatives.

7. Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.

8. Just between You and i, case is important.

9. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.

10. Don't use commas, that aren't necessary.

11. Its important to use apostrophe's right.

12. It's better not to unnecessarily split an infinitive.

13. Never leave a transitive verb just lay there without an
object.

14. Only Proper Nouns should be capitalized.

15. a sentence should begin with a capital and end with a
period

16. Use hyphens in compound-words, not just in any two-word
phrase.

17. In letters compositions reports and things like that we
use commas to keep a string of items apart.

18. Watch out for irregular verbs which have creeped into our
language.

19. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

20. Avoid unnecessary redundancy.

21. A writer mustn't shift your point of view.

22. Don't write a run-on sentence you've got to punctuate it.

24. A preposition isn't a good thing to end a sentence with.

25. Avoid cliches like the plague
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Re: From Mouthpiece

Postby lonewolf49 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:35 pm

Brilliant! Some real thought into this went.
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Re: From Mouthpiece

Postby tafnut » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:50 pm

We have a poster almost identical to that in our Writing Center. Pego, are you a closet TOE? C'mon, you can come out now.
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Re: From Mouthpiece

Postby Pego » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:27 pm

<Pego, are you a closet TOE?>

I suppose I just can't stand people butchering their own language. If that makes me a closet TOE, I plead guilty :-).

Edit a typo.
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Re: From Mouthpiece

Postby walkergold » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:39 pm

Many of the errors you cite are unnormal. I think it is highly ablikely people really make such foolish missteaks.
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Re: From Mouthpiece

Postby Daisy » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:00 pm

Very many of them huge errors you site are unnormal. I thunk is it very very highly ablikely people really make such foolest missteaks. could all be beter if we tired harder.
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Re: From Mouthpiece

Postby tafnut » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:32 pm

You two are rank amateurs. To be a comprehensive and purposeful troll, one must not only abuse all precepts of grammar, syntax and diction, one has to have a BRokEN CaPSloCK and LoTS of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!s. It is also prudent to punctuate statements with crude epithets and several instances of
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAs
while telling your intended victim how clueless and naive he is.

C'mon, you guys aren't even TRYING!!!
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Re: From Mouthpiece

Postby mike renfro » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:53 pm

Okay, Pat, I'll bite. TOE. Can't figure it out. Tell me. Off topic, it seems that I10 in the Panhandle got trashed again. I really have to get Mom and baby sis outta there.
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Re: From Mouthpiece

Postby Pego » Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:56 am

Teacher of English.
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Re: From Mouthpiece

Postby tafnut » Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:14 am

TOE - Oh, yes, sorry. That was coined a while back. I use it here in a formal way - someone attuned to the niceties of composition.
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